"Finally we have our own superhero"
Speaking to the BBC, the Malaysian actress said “I am very, very happy that finally, we have our own superhero. You have Black Panther, right? You even have the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow.”
“Finally, yes,” Yeoh said while clapping, “Shang-Chi.”
Earlier this year, Yeoh highlighted similarities between Crazy Rich Asians and Shang-Chi in an interview with TIME.
“When Crazy Rich Asians came out, it changed the map. It changed the whole way Asians were represented and seen,” she said. “We were no longer invisible. We were no longer just a token. We were really represented in a contemporary [way].”
“Not just in period pieces or flying across rooftops or something like that, but in a way little girls and little boys look up and go, ‘Oh my god, I can see that’s me up there.’ That is very, very important.”
Shang-Chi, AKA Master of Kung Fu, is a Marvel Comics character created in 1972 who eventually joins the Avengers. The character had his own series that ran for 125 issues and had a love interest with Deadpool’s ex, Domino.
Liu himself said the film “could change the world”.
In October, Liu revealed that Shang-Chi has finished filming.